I published my first posts on WordPress back in September of 2009 – all 4 of them. It was not until July of 2010 that I began to post more often.
But what bothers me is that I have yet to reach the 30,000-view mark. As a matter of fact, this year’s stats saw a dramatic drop, even though the number of posts I published were essentially the same (42 less than last year, and 9 more than in 2017).
So, being that this September will be my 10th anniversary with WordPress, it’s about time I break the 30K glass ceiling.
The following are my plans to accomplish the 30,000 mark:
- Pray before each post.
- Publish posts that are beneficial, not superficial nonsense meant only to score a few views.
- Focus on more in-depth series, like the 10-part one I’m about to do based on a sermon outline.
- Re-blog (share) posts from other bloggers on a regular basis.
- Read and comment more on other sites.
- Explore the “tags” and find new people to meet.
- Publish more than one post a day, even if the posts are shared posts or quick, encouraging thoughts, memes, or verses.
- Make myself available for doing guest posts.
- Keep a sense of humor and sanctified sarcasm 😉
If you have any other suggestions, I’d love for you to share them.
Blessings to you all!
Starting this Monday (Dec. 17, 2018) through Christmas (do I have to tell you the date?), I encourage all of you to accept the following challenge: “Like” and Share our fellow bloggers’ posts.
Sure, go ahead and write your own stuff, but try to share another blogger’s work at least once a day, either by re-blogging on your own site, or by forwarding it on other media platforms. If possible, try to find a different blogger to repost for each day.
By the way, is it “reblogging” or “re-blogging”? Or either?
Anyway, sharing the posts from other bloggers is a way to increase their readership, along with yours. But mostly, it’s a way to show how much you appreciate what others in our blogging family contribute to the Kingdom.
Build our community through sharing and edification.
Sharing is caring.
Are YOU up for the challenge?
Now that we are closing in on the end of another year, I’ve decided to purge my blog of irrelevant, dated, and potentially embarrassing posts.
Have you ever done such a thing?
One thing that makes this difficult to do is my desire to keep a record, a desire document my past in order to remember it, or at least pass it on to my kids and grand kids (if I ever have any).
But at some point I need to accept the fact that filling up my WordPress memory with posts that are never read or not worth reading is nothing short of hoarding. There is only so much memory, and I’m not paying for extra.
So, if you have ever purged your posts, what criteria did you use?
Leave a comment and let’s talk about it.
Blessings to you all!
I would love to be writing more, but I’m too busy, spread a little too thin.
But don’t worry, I’m gathering thoughts along the way. It won’t be long before I’ll have a few things to share…
a few items to discuss…
a few observations to unpack…
Hint words: hotels, packing, hospitals, local food, ear plugs, strangers, Air Force One, Jesus, the ark, creation, family, rock ‘n roll…etc
Looking forward to it 🙂
The following is a link to a post I wrote for our new church website.
The name of the new blog is
“Thru the Red Doors“
Click on the church logo to read the article.
Filed under blogging, Church
“Writing is almost like creating something from nothing: from the mind into reality. Therefore, writing brings the writer joy because in his DNA is the ink stain of the One who created him.” – A. Baker
(See Genesis 1:26 and John 1:1-4)